To facilitate the use of electric vehicles the Queensland Government has installed fast chargers in convenient, safe locations close to major highways where there are existing amenities such as cafes, restaurants and shops. This network is collectively described as the Queensland Electric Super Highway.
The Queensland Electric Super Highway is the world's longest electric super highway in a single state. It has 31 fast-charging sites, allowing Queenslanders and tourists to travel from Coolangatta to Cairns, and from Brisbane to Toowoomba in a low or zero emissions vehicle.
The sites were identified to allow motorists to easily charge their electric vehicle (EV) and enjoy a short break during their journey, allowing them to prepare for a safe onwards journey.
The Queensland Electric Super Highway charging stations use green energy either through direct green energy credits or offsets, making them a carbon-neutral and pollutant-free transport option.
More renewables (such as solar and wind) are being added to Queensland's energy generation mix, which means the energy used to charge EVs will become more green and sustainable.
An EV fully recharged by solar can save 2.7 to 3.8 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually when compared to a fossil fuel vehicle (driving 15,000km per year).
According to qld.gov.au